One Stamp, Two Cards

I’ve shown a card I created with this stamp before, but I had a few more stamped and ready to use for a project so I decided to create two very different looks using this one stamp.

Both images were colored with Prismacolor colored pencils but with different color combinations. I also fussy-cut one of them and kept the white background on the other. Sometimes it can be a challenge, but I enjoy seeing how different I can make cards using the same stamp.

One Stamp, Two CardsOne Stamp, Two Cards

Birthday Wishes

I love this angel stamp because it can be used for a birthday, confirmation, or baptism card, and maybe even for a baby card. You can’t tell in the picture much, but I used the Wink of Stella glitter brush pen on the wings and pink areas, and it adds a lot when you see it in person.

Birthday Wishes

Happy Birthday – SC #2

I’m particularly proud of this card design because I stepped away from my normal tendencies and tried something a little different. I stamped the adorable Penny Black Greetings stamp and Stampabilities Happy Birthday 10 stamp directly on yellow patterned paper from The Paper Studio, and colored it in with Ranger Distress Markers. Stamping directly on patterned paper is not something I’ve done before. I’m very happy with the results of this card, and plan to try this technique again in the future.

Happy Birthday Card

Supplies:
Penny Black Greetings stamp
Stampabilities Happy Birthday 10 stamp
Ranger distress markers
Staz-On Jet Black ink
The Paper Studio Simplicity paper pack
Uniball Signo white gel pen

*SC – Stamp Challenge: I am challenging myself to use every single stamp I own at least once.

Happy Birthday – SC #1

I have A LOT of stamps. A lot. Since there are possibly hundreds that I’ve never touched, I decided to challenge myself to use every single stamp I own at least once. This could possibly take years and years, but I’m up for it! Once I use a stamp, I put a piece of washi tape on it to mark that it’s been used as part of the challenge. I hope this will help me to stretch my stamps and think outside the box as I will no longer look to grab the same designs over and over.

The first stamp I chose was a rubber Happy Birthday stamp from Inkadinkado. I chose this one because my rubber stamps tend to get neglected and I’m very short on happy birthday cards.

Happy Birthday Card

Supplies:
Inkadinkado Happy Birthday stamp
The Paper Studio Simplicity paper pack
Mama Elephant Eggplant ink
Ranger clear embossing powder
Versamark ink
My Favorite Things Dainty Bows die
My Favorite Things Blue Prints 1 die
Assorted gems
Studio G glitter glue
Stickles lime green
Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen

*SC – Stamp Challenge: I am challenging myself to use every single stamp I own at least once.

Happy Birthday Card

I scored a new Ott Lite for Black Friday, and wanted to give it a try to see if it would improve photographing my cards. I can definitely tell a difference! I took these photos on my iPhone, but will probably switch back to my real camera since it looks a little blurry. Either way, I’m very excited about the lighting, and how the image turned out! Hopefully it’ll motivate me to post a little more often now that I have better lighting to take decent photos of my work.

Happy Birthday Card

Happy Birthday Card

Supplies:
Coming Soon!

 

1 Paper Pad, 3 Cards

Sometimes it can be difficult to figure out how to use a paper pad in different ways after you’ve created one design. That design tends to stick with you, and makes it hard to envision other creative ways to use the papers. I challenged myself to create different cards using one paper pad to rev up my creativity.

Thanks Card

Happy Birthday Card

Thinking of You Card
Supplies:

Card #1:
The Paper Studio – Poteeka Souffle Paper Pack
Pebbles Cardmaking Pad 1 (for card base)
Paper Smooches Stamp Set – Perky Plants
Assorted Copic Ciao Markers
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Glitter Stickles
Inkadinkado Thank You Words Stamp Set

Card #2:
The Paper Studio – Poteeka Souffle Paper Pack
Paper Smooches Stamp Set – Perky Plants
Assorted Copic Ciao Markers
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Hampton Art – You Said It Stamp Set
Doodlebug Twine
Spellbinders – Lacey Ovals Dies
Simon Says Stampe – Small Folded Banners Die

Card #3:
The Paper Studio – Poteeka Souffle Paper Pack
TPC Studio – Brush Stroke Greetings Stamp Set
Ranger White Embossing Powder
VersaMark Ink
Sizzix – Flower Layers Set #3 Die
My Favorite Things – Button Border Die
Doodlebug Twine
Lifestyle Crafts – Chain Embossing Folder
Martha Stewart Scoring Board

Monotone Card

I had a few sheets of red patterned paper laying around, so I decided to challenge myself to a monotone card. I’m really pleased with it, especially since it would make a great card for men, who can sometimes be hard to design for.

Monotone Card
Supplies:
Georgia Pacific card stock
DCVW Cotton Bloom Stack paper pad
DCVW Dots, Stripes, and Plaids Stack paper pad
DCVW Citrus Stack paper pad
Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler stamp set
Versamark ink
Ranger white embossing powder
Martha Stewart Scoring Board

Simple Happy Birthday Card

I wanted to share a Happy Birthday card I created using minimal supplies:
Happy Birthday CardI’ve found this is a popular design, probably because it is simple, yet colorful. It is layout I go to often when I find patterned papers I want to mix together without creating an overwhelming design.

Supplies:
Recollections patterned paper pack
StazOn Jet Black ink
Happy Birthday stamp set from Oriental Trading Company
Fiskars flower pieces punch
Georgia Pacific card stock

Hello world!

This is my first-ever blog post, and I wasn’t sure where to start. I decided I would just jump right in, and share one of my favorite card creations:

Happy Birthday James Card

I had purchased the Generations Tech paper pack from Joann’s awhile ago, and was so excited to be able to use the unique “gamer” theme for a birthday card. It gave me an excuse to not only use the papers, but I also whipped out my mini letter stamps. It also set the tone of a masculine card, which is sometimes hard to design.